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Esin Aydingoz is an emerging composer and conductor working in animation, films, TV series, video games, and stage musicals. Originally from Turkey, she moved to the United States to study at Berklee College of Music, where she recently served as the Assistant Chair of the Screen Scoring Department.

Aydingoz was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2024 for her cello arrangement of Rolling Stones' "Paint It Black," featured in Tim Burton’s Emmy winning hit Netflix series Wednesday. Her arrangement reached #1 on the Billboard Classical Charts, with over twenty-eight million Spotify plays. Aydingoz's documentary score for Black Barbie premiered at SXSW, and her first feature film Simchas and Sorrows brought her a nomination for the prestigious David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent by the Society of Composers & Lyricists. Aydingoz's film and TV music can be heard on Netflix, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video, Hallmark, etc., as well as in the archival box set Cinema's First Nasty Women, which was named one of the British Film Institute's top 10 Blu-rays of 2023.

Aydingoz recently toured with Disney Concerts and AMP Worldwide as the conductor and music director of the Coco Live-To-Film Concert North American Tour featuring Orquesta Fólclorica Nacional de México, and she conducted performances of her own works by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Istanbul Film Music Orchestra. Aydingoz was the assistant music director of Disney’s a cappella singing sensation DCappella and has created arrangements for many other Disney recordings and performances, including an orchestral medley for The Walt Disney Company in honor of Disney+'s inaugural launch in Turkey performed live with the Istanbul Film Music Orchestra. Her arrangements have been performed by Grammy-Award winning artists such as Lalo Schifrin, Booker T. Jones, and 2003 Eurovision winner Sertab Erener.

Aydingoz also exists in the concert world as a composer. She created two different concert experiences for the 49th Istanbul Music Festival, serving not only as a composer, pianist, and music director, but also as an artistic director. In February 2024, Dzintra Erliha performed her original chamber piece at the renowned Carnegie Hall, and the UN’s United Voices 4 Peace commissioned Aydingoz to write a piece to represent Turkey in this year’s Global Women in Music concert. Aydingoz's music has also been performed at Zorlu Center in Istanbul, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux, National Taichung Theater in Taiwan, Castro Theater in San Francisco, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and many others.

As a mentor for Sound Thinking NYC, board member of the SCL, and an active leader in the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Aydingoz is dedicated to making the world a better place through music.

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